History of the Root Server System

History of the Root Server System

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in cooperation with NIC.LV is planning a series of webinars and online trainings primarily aimed at the Internet Community in Central Europe and the Baltics.

Webinar “History of the Root Server System”

Date: Thursday, 21 April
Time: from 12:00 to 12:30 (UTC)
Language: English

The History of the Root Server System is a 30-minute informal lecture that takes the audience from the beginnings of the DNS in 1983 through the present day. It focuses on the development of the Root Server System from just one root server to today’s 13 root servers. It explains some of the mystery behind why the root servers are assigned the way they are. It highlights the status of root service in the local region. Finally, it discusses the next steps in Root Server System governance.

The audience for this informal talk is anyone interested in the Root Server System, its history and governance. This is a non-technical talk, although it assumes the audience knows what a root server is and why it exists.

Audience: Everyone with a general interest in the DNS is invited.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://icann.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FrLvFLzITiWFmNX6R4V_7w
More info: https://features.icann.org/event/icann-organization/icann-training-series-central-europe-baltics-history-root-server-system

Thank you for your active participation in our first two webinars:

  • “DNS 101” Where ICANN’s Technical Engagement Manager David Huberman outlined how DNS works and how different DNS components interact with each other. The recording and presentation is available here.
  • “ICANN’S TECHNICAL MISSION” that outlined ICANNin s role coordinating the technical aspects of the Internet’s unique identifier system. The recording and presentation is available here.